FAA Administrator Dickson to Give Day One Keynote Address at NBAA-BACE

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, Sept. 13, 2021 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson will be a Day One Keynote speaker at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which takes place Oct. 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV.

“NBAA is pleased to welcome once again Administrator Dickson to NBAA-BACE,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “His insights into issues that impact business aviation, such as safety, sustainability, diversity and innovation, are always of the utmost interest to our attendees.”

Dickson previously attended the 2019 convention, presenting at the NBAA-BACE Careers in Business Aviation Day, where he spoke with high school students about the many promising careers in aviation. He then spoke at the NBAA-BACE National Safety Forum, where he provided his perspectives on business aviation safety.

Last August, Dickson took part in NBAA’s Virtual Business Aviation Town Hall, where he and Bolen discussed operational and safety issues important to the business aviation community, such as the Pilots Record Database.

As head of the FAA, Dickson oversees the agency’s $16.4 billion-dollar budget and more than 47,000 employees.

A longtime Delta Air Lines captain, Dickson most recently served as the carrier’s senior vice president of global flight operations across six continents, involving training, technical support, staffing, scheduling, quality assurance and regulatory compliance for more than 13,000 pilots. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as a graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law, magna cum laude. Dickson is a former F-15 pilot, and has served as chairman of several industry stakeholder groups and federal advisory committees.

He was sworn for a five-year term as FAA administrator on Aug. 12, 2019.

NBAA-BACE will take place in the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and at nearby Henderson Executive Airport (HND). For more information about the event, and to register for online content, visit nbaa.org/bace.


Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 10,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at nbaa.org.

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